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November 8, 2013

Fire at Internet Archive reaffirms need for an Internet archive

Computerworld - The document scanning operations of a massive public online digital archive based in San Francisco suffered $600,000 in fire damage Wednesday night.

The Internet Archive said no one was hurt in the fire that broke out about 3:30 a.m. and caused damage to an electrical conduit and some "physical materials." The cause of the fire is under investigation. The archive has a second facility in Richmond, Calif.

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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243896/Fire_at_Internet_Archive_reaffirms_need_for_an_Internet_archive